Both Georgia State and Kennesaw State are considering new football programs – GSU has recruited Dan Reeves to lead its effort. Students, alumni, administrators and fans are enthusiastic, but in the end, it will all come down to money.
Scientists at the Jones Research Center, on the site of a hunting preserve once owned by Coca-Cola’s Robert Woodruff, are working to restore the region’s longleaf pines and protect their ecosystems. They’d like to show landowners how to generate income from the forests even as they protect them.
If you look closely at Shirley Franklin, if you push past the no-nonsense administrator, the skilled negotiator, the vigilant steward, the popular, bridge-building mayor who has energized Atlanta's business community for the first time in decades, you're left with a defining insight into her success: sheer willpower.
There is an old Korean proverb that takes a stab at power, influence and the distinction between the two: “Power lasts 10 years; influence not more than a hundred.” Our ninth edition of the 100 Most Influential Georgians puts the spotlight on individuals whose influence has been tested over time, as well as some who have only recently ascended to positions of great power.